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  1. #1

    Telnet login Problem in Linux?

    hi all;
    i installed Fedora 4 with all the features.
    i login as a root user.
    i invoked telnet service.
    when i tried to login through telnet(i made linux PC as a server) from another PC, it shows like this:
    Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz) ||
    Kernel 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 on an i686 ||
    login: ||

    when i login as root user & then write password it ll display like following as shown in box:
    Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz) ||
    Kernel 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 on an i686 ||
    login: root ||
    Password: ||
    Login incorrect ||
    login: ||

    also from linux itself when i tried to login it displays the same errors.
    Please Help me out in this situation?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    Probably root login is disabled by default. Have you tried logging in as a regular user? Also, do you have a specific reason to use an old unsupported distro? Latest fedora is version 11 now.

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    Linux Guru Lazydog's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    The Keystone State
    The PAM module is what I believe is stopping you from logging in as root as it is not allowed by default.
    Allowing root logins is very dangerous!! You can try the following to side step this.
    REMEMBER: A good sysadmin would have switched to SSH a log time ago.

    Open /etc/pam.d/remote
    auth       required
    #auth       required


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  6. #5
    add pts/0 in securetty file.

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